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How to Make Whipped Cream

Learn how to Make Whipped Cream perfectly every time for all of your baking desserts including my two ingredient No Machine Homemade Ice Cream!
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Hi Bold Bakers!

Whipping cream seems like a little bit of a no brainer right? Put cream in a bowl and whip with a whisk until it is thick.

However, it seems to be one thing that the Bold Baking Community struggles with and for good reason. In every country, cream is different. It comes in different forms and is called different things.

There is whipping cream, single cream, heavy cream and so on. It is a bit over whelming to be honest and you want to make use you buy the right cream because it is an expensive ingredients and you don’t want to mess it up.

Do you have trouble making my No Machine Ice Cream? I hear a lot that when trying to whip cream for my ice cream that it over whips. The only way to stop this from happening is to teach you what you need to look for as you are whipping. By knowing just by looking at the cream is a skill you can easily learn. Watch the video below where I show you where to stop and how not to over whip cream.

Here are a few countries where I know which cream works best for whipping: 

  • UK: Whipping Cream
  • Netherlands: Slagroom
  • Philippines: Whipped cream or heavy cream

How to Whip Cream Successfully:

1. Use cold cream – Cream has to be cold to whip. If it is not cold from the fridge it is very hard to get it to whip to stiff peaks.

2. Chill your bowl – If you live in a particularly warm or humid climate, chill your bowl in the fridge. This will help the cream to stay cold while whipping.

3. Under whip rather than over whip – If you are making my 2 Ingredient No Machine Ice Cream  and are worried if you have whipped it too much, then stop whipping. It’s better to under whip then over whip. Over whipping cream can separate and make butter.

4. Keep a close eye – Never walk away from a machine while cream is whipping or you will make butter. Once it eventually starts to thicken it will thicken quite fast.

5. Watch my How To Video – This will show you what you should be looking for when whipping cream and also when you should stop whipping.

Do you know how many things you can make homemade like Condensed MilkDIY All Natural Food Coloring and Rolled Fondant to name a few. You can find all of my Bold Baking Basics here.

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Anirudh
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Anirudh
11 months ago

Hey Gemma, I’m a big fan of your recipes and channel. I’m from India and since finding heavy cream is so hard here, I wanted you to add a personal discovery of mine to the country recommendations. I’ve used Milky Mist Cream for all recipes that need heavy/whipping cream eg. Marscapone, Homemade ice cream etc. Please add it and recommend it for all Indians.

Ashley
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Ashley
10 days ago

Hi Gemma, I would like to know if powdered sugar and vanilla extract is not really needed in making whipped cream? As I’ve also saw some videos using powdered sugar, vanilla extract together from whipping cream. Thank you.

Tristha
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Tristha
1 month ago

Hi again Gemma.
So, can I use non-dairy whipping creams for making whipped cream ? Will it whip well?
Will always be waiting for your reply. 😃
Thanks again.

Tristha
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Tristha
1 month ago

Hi Gemma.
Can I use non-dairy whipping creams for making whipping cream? In my country (india), whipping cream is really hard to find by. Do you know any brand in India that sells good whipping cream? If you do please let me know.
Thanks.

Anabel
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Anabel
1 month ago

Hi gemma! I forgot to put my whipping cream in the fridge for about a day or so, then i immediately put it in the fridge. Today, when i took it out of the fridge, it has solidified and turned into butter. What happened and what should i do?

Marianna
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Marianna
1 month ago

Hey there, can I use skimmed milk for making whipped cream.

Marianna
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Marianna
1 month ago

I love your videos by the way vary easy to follow

Mallory
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Mallory
8 months ago

Hi Gemma! I was just wondering what the best way is to store this? Would I be able to freeze it? Thanks!

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Shikha Bajwala
9 months ago

Can you show a recipe of making powdered whipping cream into which we can just add water and then whip it… There are many products sold like whipping powder but can you show how to make that powder at home and use it whenever needed by just adding water…

Rameen Irfan
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Rameen Irfan
11 months ago

Hi Gemma!
Can butter be added in a 30% milk fat cream in order to whip it??

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